Earth Day 2010 - Payback
"A fabulous evening of humour, music, and timely words
to benefit the planet, starting with our own green corner in Burlington."
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About the Evening
In the spirit of Dickens “Christmas Carol” readings to benefit the needy, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a small group of citizens are organizing a dramatic reading and concert to raise money for the environment. The centrepiece of the event is a reading from Payback, Margaret Atwood’s latest book which comprises her 2008 Massey Lectures. In the final chapter, Atwood wrote a new version of the “Christmas Carol” story that features a modern-day Scrooge encountering the spirits of Earth Day Past, Present, and Future. The focus of the piece is on the environmental issues that are facing our planet today, presented in a humourous but pointed manner.
All proceeds raised will go to the following environmental groups:BULLFROG POWERED.
We are extremely grateful to the various sponsors who have made it possible for us to publicize this event and get the word out. Please show your support by supporting these businesses and organizations. Thank you, thank you.
The event is the brainchild of Andrew Welch, a Caledon author and performer, who has single-handedly assembled a stellar line-up of performers and engaged the participation of various local businesses and environmental action groups. Everyone involved has volunteered their time and talent, with publicity costs donated by the sponsors listed above. Much of the front-line work is being undertaken by Amy Schnurr, Executive Director of BurlingtonGreen, who would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The DetailsEarth Day 2010 – Payback will take place on Sunday, April 18 (7:30pm) at the Port Nelson United Church (3132 South Drive, Burlington). Admission is $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Check out our other performances!
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